When to Introduce IT at a Growing Startup

A great read for any startup business leader wondering when they should start investing in their company’s IT organization. As the article rightfully points out, the most crucial piece is timing. When to hire the IT leader, when to start investing in enterprise systems, and what IT systems to use …

Tesla Announces their Humanoid Robot

In case you missed it yesterday…Tesla announced that they are working on a #HumanoidRobot that uses vehicle AI. In this presentation, #ElonMusk said, “Tesla is arguably the world’s biggest robotics company.” An interesting choice of words. Musk continues on to say that he expects to have a prototype sometime next year. The race is …

Digital Transformation and the Recipe for Success…the Methodical Innovator?

Do you have a methodical innovator at the helm of your digital transformation effort? In a fantastic article written by Sri Manchala, Sri explains why methodical innovators succeed in digital transformations. Why do 84% (according to Forbes) of digital transformation projects fail? There are many reasons, but perhaps ensuring that …

7 Ways to Rebuild a Failed IT Organization

An informative article by John Edwards on rebuilding IT organizations. It’s a great read for IT executives, managers, and staff alike. Whether it’s rebuilding, transforming, or optimizing an IT organization (or team), all of these tactics can be utilized. Having used many of these myself, I can attest to their …

Boston Dynamics Atlas Robot Doing Parkour

Amazing! It’s mind-blowing to think about how much progress Boston Dynamics has made in this field in the past 10 years. I remember watching Youtube videos of their 1st generation bipedal humanoid robot back in 2009, and thinking, this is the coolest thing ever. Imagine what we will see in …

Tech-Life Balance – Taking Back Control!

Work-life balance is so 20th century. Today, it’s all about tech-life balance. The healthy balance between all our digital gadgets, digital social interactions, and the real world around us. I have noticed how much technology, and more specifically, our smartphones, have dramatically changed the way we interact with others and …

2019 Retail Industry Outlook

What does 2019 hold for the #retail industry? Explore 6 strategies that could help #retailers position themselves for success. To stay competitive, many retailers have shifted their investment strategy over the last 10 to 20 years. They have moved from growth via new stores to growth via big investments in …

Global Powers of Luxury Goods 2019

The global luxury goods market displayed positive growth despite the backdrop of a decelerated global economy. What does 2019 hold for the industry? #GlobalPowers. Digitization and growing millennials and Gen Z define the future. The report discusses the trends and issues that are driving the luxury industry. It suggests why …

The CIO’s First Day – Strategic or Operational?

I came across a fantastic article written by George Spalding, on SearchCIO earlier this year. He paints a very accurate picture of what that first day, or first encounter, looks like, between the new CIO and his internal customers. You would think the CIO’s first meeting would be to highlight …

Operational CIO vs Strategic CIO

A great infographic comparing the more traditional “operational CIO” to what many leading companies need today, the “strategic CIO”. I find that there are far too many operational CIOs, and the 80/20 budget rule  (80% maintenance / 20% innovation) is still the status quo for most companies. Whether the CIO …

Emotional Intelligence, a Must Have Skill for the Global Workplace

Over the years, having held management positions in global companies, I’ve come to learn a few things about managing remote employees. Specifically, how to best motivate remote employees and how to keep them engaged and active as a key contributor to the global organization. Senior managers at global headquarters are …

Google Maps is a Growing User Review and Business Directory Service

Yelp and Tripadvisor are probably getting a bit worried about Google pushing their map service more and more (or at least they should be). Google Maps already has pretty much, every known business on the planet listed. Try it out, search the name of an establishment with the name of the city …